DR350 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by leonphelps, May 16, 2007.

  1. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    :evil Ah ha! I've just found the solution to how to mount a holster to the tank!

    Has anyone else used this setup yet?

    http://www.tankvest.com/


    This looks perfect for keeping a .45 in quick reach.
  2. VooDooDaddy

    VooDooDaddy Been here awhile

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    Hey RuggedExposure,

    Nice work on the rack and .50 cal panniers. I wish I had the skills to build something like that. Food-for-thought/suggestion: maybe putting some gussets in the 90 degree corners where the rack is welded together for the side mounts moving down off the main horizontal rack. This would cut down on the vibration/cracking/breaking possibilities down the (washboard) road.

    Still, nice job. Can you duplicate/build one for me?

    Trent
  3. VooDooDaddy

    VooDooDaddy Been here awhile

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    Even though that tankvest is listed only for the KLR and KTM's, I would hazard a guess that the KLR model would fit/could fit the larger ACERBIS/CLARK/IMS tanks? I'm very tempted to find out.
  4. Greg Bender

    Greg Bender Long timer

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    Looks to me like it would make you ride with your knees spread too wide apart. I know that is why I got rid of my tank panniers on my DR350 after my first ride with them.

    Regards,

    Gregory Bender
  5. VooDooDaddy

    VooDooDaddy Been here awhile

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    Ooh. Obviously that didn't occur to me? While I would like to know how those would work on a long overlander trip, I'm not likely to be the guinea pig and spend the money on it, only to come to the same conclusion as you Greg. Thanks.
  6. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Good call. And the price tag is pretty high considering its just molle straps. All I really need is a holster on the left side of the tank. I'm sure I could get a molle panel and rig it up to fit a holster for a lot less.

    VooDoo, Are the mounts the same on a street legal frame?
  7. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Tank vest is too expensive. Esspeically for someone who makes their own ammo can panniers. :D

    Why not just carry the gun on you. I have found that "tank driver" type chest holsters to work really good at keeping the work piece close by and out of the way.
  8. Greg Bender

    Greg Bender Long timer

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    I'm thirsty for Dos Equis and have some amber chilled in the fridge right now. But, I'm even more thirsty for a fork brace. Is anyone near Gilroy, CA that can run down and have things measured? Any DR350 or DR250 with the very common early forks (through 1996 for the dirt model or through 1997 for the street model) will work fine.

    Please, please, please!!!!

    I'd go, but Gilroy, CA. is over 700 miles from Cave Creek.

    Regards,

    Gregory Bender
  9. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    The DR250. The little brother to the 350. There does not seem like there is very much info about this bike.

    I am trying to get one running and wanted more info on there. ANyone have a good site with specs and reviews, write up...

    Some questions I have.

    What carb does this thing run (92 dr250s)- BST 28mm
    samme air box and duct as the 350?
    Horse power. Read it has a 29hp max. the site must be wrong.
    CDI is it interchangeable the the 350's
    Stock sprocket size?
  10. mustangwagz

    mustangwagz Been here awhile

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    HOly Crap, look at the light on that baby! That things is MASSIVE man, who makes it and whats it called? if someone gives ya shit for it being big, take it off and beat em with it! i bet that MoFo lights stuff up! fill me in with info!

    -WagZ-
  11. rubberband

    rubberband Will ride for tacos

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    Plus 1, I'm in Michigan....so you are still closer. I'd be interested in a fork brace as well. Even better if it smells like Garlic....
  12. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Ya, way too expensive. I'm going to order 2 of these:
    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/MOLLE-551

    I bet this will strap to the tank just fine.

    I usually carry in a holster on my gun side (right side), but since this is the throttle hand, I will need it to be easily reached with my left hand.
  13. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    TrailTech 8" race light, 55w. I got mine for $250 from Crfsonly.com

    Its like riding with the sun.
  14. Ghostyman

    Ghostyman Been here awhile

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    I just PMed jag007 to get this going. I'm about 20 miles away and I'll haul one of my bikes over in my van if I can't get them running soon.
  15. Greg Bender

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    Awesome!!!!!

    Regards,

    Gregory Bender
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    Anyone have a spare speedo cable for a 95S or SE they want to part with? If not, suggestions for suppliers - am just not sure if there is anything particular I should watch out for. Comments appreciated!

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  17. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Check out this guy here, I just saw a tank cover he made..I am sure he could help make a tank holster
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=487221
  18. mustangwagz

    mustangwagz Been here awhile

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    i bet! To bad they dont make a plastic front piece that goes around it, that'd be BITCHIN lookin! Ya could make some eyelashes on it and call it the CYCLECLOPS! (dun duun Duuuuuun!!!) also, i like the blacked out forks n stuff ya got going on, thats a look ive never seen. i think its pretty cool! Kudo's man!!

    -WagZ-
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    Here ya go.

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  20. RuggedExposure

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